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Springfield, Illinois

  • Lincoln Depot

    Three months after his election in November 1860, Abraham Lincoln left Springfield for Washington, D.C. to become the 16th President of the United States. The special train that would take him there l...
    Lincoln Depot

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Illinois Korean War Memorial

Octagon granite walls provide the foundation for the names of 1,752

Springfield, IL Memorials

Old State Capitol State Historic Site

The Old State Capitol is a reconstruction of Illinois' fifth statehouse, the first to be located in Springfield. The building served as the seat of state government and a center of Illinois political life from 1839-1876

Springfield, IL Historic Sites

World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial

The focal point of the World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial is a globe of the world symbolizing the conflict that involved more than 200 nations. More than 70

Springfield, IL Memorials


Museum of Funeral Customs

The Museum of Funeral Customs is one of only two in the United States that shows the history of the American Funeral Service and mourning practices from circa 1840

Springfield, IL Museums

Things to do near Springfield, IL

Lincoln College Museum

The Lincoln College Museum contains $2,000,000 worth of volumes, manuscripts, art, and related items of historical interest. ...

Harkey House

The Harkey House is a home furnished with memorabilia of early Montgomery County. Montgomery County Historical Society. ...

Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum

The Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum is the largest aerospace museum in Illinois, occupying more than 126,000 square feet plus...

Wall Mural

Artistic talent is showcased on a wall mural decorating a building on this quaint small town's square. The first mural at Ill...

National Road Covered Bridge

The Embarras River near Greenup was the site of a covered bridge built by Abe and Thomas Lincoln and Dennis Hanks. The origin...